Below is a selected portfolio of my creative work. Much of my aesthetic interests in visual design and filmmaking investigate existing film form to emphasize juxtapositions and create playful homages. My interests lie more in the domain of aesthetic experimentation and formal re-creations than they do in a focus on personal expression.
The field of videographic criticism intrigues me as a supplemental medium for scholarly and artistic expression. I see particular promise in the blending of artistic practices to clarify the stylistic parallels and departures I observe between films of the same genre or to show the evolution of stylistic norms over time.
One particularly fruitful area of videographic analysis to me is the sub-field of videographi "deformations." Below is an example of the musical grid pieces I'm creating that allows viewers to experience all of a film musical's numbers simultaneously, which serves to efficiently demonstrate the range and quantity of musical sequences within a particular film.
You can view additional examples of my videographic work on my Vimeo page. Please note that all my videographic work is for study purposes only.
Teaching my students how to improve their photography skills has encouraged me to do the same. I love catching people in their own movement idiosyncrasies, dancers especially. Recently, the graphic qualities of environments are also catching my eye:
My favorite Photoshop design project is an homage to the 1934 Warner Bros. film Wonder Bar. Here is the original poster, image courtesy of the Media History Digital Library:
My version takes some creative liberties, in the choice of movie studio, especially: